Josh Hartnett’s Bunraku Heats Up, New Cast

I haven’t heard much about “Bunraku”, starring Josh Hartnett as a drifter, since Hartnett talked about how cool it was going to be and possibly be bigger than sliced bread way back (here). The latest news about the movie, to be directed by some guy name Guy Moshe, is that Ron Perlman (pictured, left) has been cast as the film’s villain, a European drug lord, and the movie will have samurais. Yes, samurais. Also in the cast: Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Kevin McKidd and Jordi Molla.

The Hollywood Reporter has more on the film and it’s “Sin City” inspiration:

The film is set in a hyperstylized universe a la “Sin City” and draws from a mixed bag of genres, including puppets, origami, comic books, video games and German expressionism. It follows a drifter (Hartnett) who teams with a samurai (Gackt) to take on an Eastern European gang lord, played by Perlman (“Hellboy”).

“I’ve always loved movies in the ‘no-name stranger coming to town and ending up in a bigger struggle (genre),’ ” Snoot’s Keith Calder said. “I think this is an opportunity to take this genre and spin it on its head and bring a unique and strong visual style to it.”

Fun times, man. Sounds like fun times indeed…

Josh Hartnett in Sin City



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  • Sako

    i can’t wait to see this film
    not just for Josh Hartnett

    but for someone that [in my opinion] is one of the most beautiful men on this planet

    Gackt!!
    haha
    japanese singer/song writer/actor/musician and extremely talented man
    he’s just amazing!!
    i cant wait to see this film

    i keep looking for photo’s of this film but, none found so far

    all i know is Gackt is a samurai in it haha!!

    YAY for western exposure for Gackt!!

    Sako~
    xx

  • Sako

    i can’t wait to see this film
    not just for Josh Hartnett

    but for someone that [in my opinion] is one of the most beautiful men on this planet

    Gackt!!
    haha
    japanese singer/song writer/actor/musician and extremely talented man
    he’s just amazing!!
    i cant wait to see this film

    i keep looking for photo’s of this film but, none found so far

    all i know is Gackt is a samurai in it haha!!

    YAY for western exposure for Gackt!!

    Sako~
    xx

  • http://www.normquiros.com/ Norm Quiros

    Well…

    I don’t think it’s inspired by Sin City, but will draw comparison because of the style of the movie – but guaranteed, it’s something you haven’t ever seen before. I know. I worked with Guy on this. for a couple months. Doing the initial Concept art two years ago. Bunraku is a form of Japanese puppet theatre. The story is more inspired my westerns and martial arts movies, of which Guy is a huge fan. And if Ron Perlman is playing a drug lord, then the story has changed since I was involved.

    Norm

  • http://www.normquiros.com Norm Quiros

    Well…

    I don’t think it’s inspired by Sin City, but will draw comparison because of the style of the movie – but guaranteed, it’s something you haven’t ever seen before. I know. I worked with Guy on this. for a couple months. Doing the initial Concept art two years ago. Bunraku is a form of Japanese puppet theatre. The story is more inspired my westerns and martial arts movies, of which Guy is a huge fan. And if Ron Perlman is playing a drug lord, then the story has changed since I was involved.

    Norm

  • Yopa

    Aye, Gackt said World Domination, didn’t he?
    I’m looking forward to that movie (not big Josh fan at all) especially because of Camui…
    What about the soundtrack, though?
    Hm…

    It’s gonna be… Thrilling!

    But I have one question: Big screen movie or not big screen movie…?

    • http://www.gacktdearsnl.tk/ evelien

      what about the soundtrack? is there any? can you show me it somewhere? >,<

  • Yopa

    Aye, Gackt said World Domination, didn’t he?
    I’m looking forward to that movie (not big Josh fan at all) especially because of Camui…
    What about the soundtrack, though?
    Hm…

    It’s gonna be… Thrilling!

    But I have one question: Big screen movie or not big screen movie…?

    • http://www.gacktdearsnl.tk evelien

      what about the soundtrack? is there any? can you show me it somewhere? >,<

  • http://www.myspace.com/fallenmoonchild Mei Smith

    Im so happy Gackt is given this oppurntunity. Yes the japaense stars are stepping it up in hollywood!

  • http://www.myspace.com/fallenmoonchild Mei Smith

    Im so happy Gackt is given this oppurntunity. Yes the japaense stars are stepping it up in hollywood!

  • http://www.gacktdearsnl.tk/ evelien

    can’t wait either!

    Really wanting gackt to appear on big screens in theatres in Holland! ^^ OMG what about movie posters! trailers! DVDS!!!

  • http://www.gacktdearsnl.tk evelien

    can’t wait either!

    Really wanting gackt to appear on big screens in theatres in Holland! ^^ OMG what about movie posters! trailers! DVDS!!!